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Overgrown tree

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 09:19, Friday 10 June 2022

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3585362.

Overgrown tree causing connection problems with persons TV and landline.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:20, Friday 10 June 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately, we are currently experiencing high volumes of enquiries and will endeavour to respond within five working days. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:32, Friday 17 June 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry and for bringing this matter to our attention. We understand that you have concerns about the condition of the vegetation in this area. Whilst we appreciate and understand your concern, we have conducted a visit to the location and there is no safety issue present for the highway user. Furthermore, the location of the vegetation that you have identified is not on the adopted highway. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the private landowner to maintain and is outside Northamptonshire Highways’ control. However, there is a common law right which permits a person (or their agent i.e. tree surgeon, gardener, etc) to prune back any growth of tree, shrub etc to the line of their boundary, e.g. fence line, as long as any cuttings are disposed of in a responsible manner, i.e. not dumped on public property or private land.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:37, Thursday 21 July 2022

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